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Maradona's mysterious death: 8 people go on trial for murder

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23 Qershor 2022

Maradona's mysterious death: 8 people go on trial for murder

Eight people caring for Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona will be tried for murder, according to a verdict released Wednesday following an investigation into his death from cardiac arrest.

In the 236-page document provided by Reuters, the judge in charge of the case questioned "the conduct - active or inactive - of each of the defendants that led to and contributed to the damaging result."

The verdict says eight people, including doctors, nurses and a psychologist who cared for Maradona at the time of his death in 2020, are charged with "simple murder", a serious charge that means taking someone's life on purpose. A medical board appointed to investigate Maradona's death concluded in 2021 that his medical team acted in an "inappropriate, deficient and reckless manner."

Maradona's mysterious death: 8 people go on trial for murder

Maradona died on November 25, 2020, at the age of 60. The defendants mentioned in the decision are: Maradona neurosurgeon and personal physician, Leopoldo Luque; his psychiatrist, Agustina Cosachov; his psychologist, Carlos Diaz; two nurses, Gisella Madrid and Ricardo Almiron; their chief, Mariano Perroni; and two doctors, Pedro Di Spagna and Nancy Forlini.

The crime of "simple murder" in Argentina usually leads to a prison sentence of eight to 25 years, according to the country's criminal code. The defendants have denied responsibility for Maradona's death.

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